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Akbar Shakoor
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Akbar Shakoor, MD

Languages spoken: English, Urdu, Hindi

Clinical Locations

John A. Moran Eye Center

Salt Lake City
801-581-2352

Midvalley Health Center

Murray
801-585-3937
  • Dr. Shakoor specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and other infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye. His primary clinical and surgical interests include retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes and macular holes macular and retinal degeneration as well as the medical and surgical treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases such as uveitis.

    Get to know Dr. Shakoor by watching his profile video.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 532 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 28, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    I liked Dr Shakoor very much and would recommend him. But his resident/ fellow needed better supervision regarding her manner towards patients.

    April 24, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Very kind and professional

    April 24, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Excellent care. Thorough in his assessment and explanations.

    April 23, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Simply wonderful. I love this provider!

    April 21, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Dr Shakoor is wonderful

    April 18, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Dr. Shakoor has a great demeanor and I felt like he was concerned about my medical issue. He was very thorough and made me feel at ease during a time when I felt stressed about my issue.

    April 16, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    I have been taken care of by Dr. Shakoor the. Last 7 months from my Retina surgery with the utmost Care & Professionalism!!! He is a very caring Dr. I have spoken very highly of him to family & friends! He is very compassionate & listens to my concerns. HE IS AMAZING!!!

    April 14, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Es un excelente profesional con su conocimiento y experiencia, da mucha tranquilidad y hace un seguimiento de mi condición muy cerca.

    April 10, 2024
    MORAN EYE CENTER

    Dr. Shakoor is gentle, caring and excellent at what he does. He has saved my eyesight.

  • Dr. Shakoor specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and other infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye. His primary clinical and surgical interests include retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes and macular holes macular and retinal degeneration as well as the medical and surgical treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases such as uveitis.

    Get to know Dr. Shakoor by watching his profile video.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Ophthalmology

    Education history

    Fellowship Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery - University of Utah School of Medicine Fellow
    Fellowship in Uveitis, Cornea and External Disease - University of California, F.I. Proctor Foundation Fellow
    Residency Ophthalmology - University of Virginia Resident
    Transitional Year - Indiana University School of Medicine Resident
    Fellowship Applied Physics laboratory under Dr. Mahnaz Shahidi and Dr. N.P. Blair - University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary Fellow
    Medicine and Surgery - The Aga Khan University College of Medicine M.B.B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Shwani T, Zhang C, Owen LA, Shakoor A, Vitale AT, Lillvis JH, Barr JL, Cromwell P, Finley R, Husami N, Au E, Zavala RA, Graves EC, Zhang SX, Farkas MH, Ammar DA, Allison KM, Tawfik A, Sherva RM, Li M, Stambolian D, Kim IK, Farrer LA, DeAngelis MM (2023). Patterns of Gene Expression, Splicing, and Allele-Specific Expression Vary among Macular Tissues and Clinical Stages of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Cells, 12(23). (Read full article)
    2. Orozco LD, Owen LA, Hofmann J, Stockwell AD, Tao J, Haller S, Mukundan VT, Clarke C, Lund J, Sridhar A, Mayba O, Barr JL, Zavala RA, Graves EC, Zhang C, Husami N, Finley R, Au E, Lillvis JH, Farkas MH, Shakoor A, Sherva R, Kim IK, Kaminker JS, Townsend MJ, Farrer LA, Yaspan BL, Chen HH, DeAngelis MM (2023). A systems biology approach uncovers novel disease mechanisms in age-related macular degeneration. Cell Genom, 3(6), 100302. (Read full article)
    3. Liang Q, Cheng X, Wang J, Owen L, Shakoor A, Lillvis JL, Zhang C, Farkas M, Kim IK, Li Y, DeAngelis M, Chen R (2023). A multi-omics atlas of the human retina at single-cell resolution. Cell Genom, 3(6), 100298. (Read full article)
    4. Samra YA, Kira D, Rajpurohit P, Mohamed R, Owen LA, Shakoor A, Kim IK, DeAngelis MM, Sheibani N, Al-Shabrawey M, Tawfik A (2021). Implication of N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor in Homocysteine-Induced Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Int J Mol Sci, 22(17). (Read full article)
    5. Hu KS, Vitale AT, Shakoor A, Larochelle M, Sassalos T, Elner SG, Jayasundera T, Conrady CD (2021). Pyramidal Inflammatory Deposits of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Outer Retina in Ocular Syphilis. Ophthalmol Retina, 6(2), 172-178. (Read full article)
    6. Hicks PM, Haaland B, Feehan M, Crandall AS, Pettey JH, Nuttall E, Self W, Hartnett ME, Bernstein P, Vitale A, Shakoor A, Shulman JP, Sieminski SF, Kim I, Owen LA, Murtaugh MA, Noyes A, DeAngelis MM (2020). Systemic Disease and Ocular Comorbidity Analysis of Geographically Isolated Federally Recognized American Indian Tribes of the Intermountain West. J Clin Med, 9(11). (Read full article)
    7. Goldstein ED, Shakoor A, Majersik JJ (2020). Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion and Venous Abnormalities in CADASIL. Neurologist, 25(6), 178-179. (Read full article)
    8. Ibrahim AS, Hussein K, Wang F, Wan M, Saad N, Essa M, Kim I, Shakoor A, Owen LA, DeAngelis MM, Al-Shabrawey M (2020). Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)4 But Not BMP2 Disrupts the Barrier Integrity of Retinal Pigment Epithelia and Induces Their Migration: A Potential Role in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. J Clin Med, 9(7). (Read full article)
    9. Conrady CD, Shakoor A, Patel R, Larochelle M, Moshirfar M, Chaya CJ, Jacoby R, Vitale AT (2020). Combined Phacoemulsification and Pars Plana Vitrectomy for the Treatment of Cataract in Patients With Noninfectious Uveitis. J Vitreoretin Dis, 4(5), 393-400. (Read full article)
    10. Conrady CD, Shakoor A (2019). Rituximab-Associated Retinal Occlusive Vasculopathy: A Case Report and Literature Review. Ocul Immunol Inflamm, 28(4), 622-625. (Read full article)
    11. Conrady CD, Feist RM Jr, Vitale AT, Shakoor A (2020). Long-term visual outcomes of endophthalmitis and the role of systemic steroids in addition to intravitreal dexamethasone. BMC Ophthalmol, 20(1), 181. (Read full article)
    12. Jacobsen BH, Shah AA, Aggarwal S, Mwanansao C, McFadden M, Zouache MA, Shakoor A (2020). Prevalence of Retinal Diseases and Associated Risk Factors in an African Population From Mwanza, Tanzania. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina, 51(5), S17-S25. (Read full article)
    13. Liang Q, Dharmat R, Owen L, Shakoor A, Li Y, Kim S, Vitale A, Kim I, Morgan D, Liang S, Wu N, Chen K, DeAngelis MM, Chen R (2019). Single-nuclei RNA-seq on human retinal tissue provides improved transcriptome profiling. Nat Commun, 10(1), 5743. (Read full article)
    14. Owen LA, Shakoor A, Morgan DJ, Hejazi AA, McEntire MW, Brown JJ, Farrer LA, Kim I, Vitale A, DeAngelis MM (2019). The Utah Protocol for Postmortem Eye Phenotyping and Molecular Biochemical Analysis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 60(4), 1204-1212. (Read full article)
    15. Hicks PM, Melendez SAC, Vitale A, Self W, Hartnett ME, Bernstein P, Morgan DJ, Feehan M, Shakoor A, Kim I, Owen LA, DeAngelis MM (2019). Genetic Epidemiologic Analysis of Hypertensive Retinopathy in an Underrepresented and Rare Federally Recognized Native American Population of the Intermountain West. J Community Med Public Health, 3(1). (Read full article)
    16. Conrady CD, Hanson KE, Mehra S, Carey A, Larochelle M, Shakoor A (2018). The First Case of Trypanosoma cruzi-Associated Retinitis in an Immunocompromised Host Diagnosed With Pan-Organism Polymerase Chain Reaction. Clin Infect Dis, 67(1), 141-143. (Read full article)
    17. DeAngelis MM, Owen LA, Morrison MA, Morgan DJ, Li M, Shakoor A, Vitale A, Iyengar S, Stambolian D, Kim IK, Farrer LA (2017). Genetics of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Hum Mol Genet, 26(R1), R45-R50. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Le HG, Shakoor A (2021). Diabetic and Retinal Vascular Eye Disease. [Review]. Med Clin North Am, 105(3), 455-472. (Read full article)
    2. BrundrettA, Conrady CD, Shakoor A, Lin A (2018). Current Strategies for Prevention and Treatment of Postoperative Endophthalmitis. [Review]. Curr Ophthalmol Rep, 1-10.
    3. Hassman L, Shakoor A (April 2018). How to Manage Intraocular Lymphoma. [Review]. 25(4), 64-69.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Hicks P, Collazo-Melendez A, Vitale AT, Self W, Hartnett ME, Bernstein PS, Morgan D, Feehan M, Shakoor A, Kim I, Owen L, DeAngelis MM (2019). Genetic Epidemiologic Analysis of Hypertensive Retinopathy (HTR) Reveals Unique Risk in a Native American Population. The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2019 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    Letter

    1. Conrady CD, Hu K, Shakoor A, Larochelle M, Sassalos T, Elner SG, Jayasundera T, Vitale AT (2021). Reply. [Letter to the editor]. Ophthalmol Retina, 6(5), 437-438. (Read full article)
    2. Simonett JM, Shakoor A, Bernstein PS (2020). Intentional retinal injury with handheld lasers is an underrecognized form of self-harm. [Letter to the editor]. J Affect Disord, 281, 503-504. (Read full article)
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